2SLGBTQI+ Entrepreneurship Program

The Ecosystem Fund

The Ecosystem Fund forms a cornerstone of the 2SLGBTQI+ Entrepreneurship Program, supported by the Government of Canada.

The application window is now closed, and our team is reviewing all submissions.

Thank you to everyone who applied for the Ecosystem Fund. We appreciate your commitment to supporting the 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurs.

To sign up for updates on the program and to be notified of any further funding opportunities, please join the mailing list of the 2SLGBTQI+ Entrepreneurship Program

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More about the Ecosystem Fund

The Ecosystem Fund has been designed to assist non-profit organizations that collaborate with and support 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurs. It fuels two core categories of projects:

Programs supporting
2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurs

CGLCC Ecosystem Fund

Funding for selected projects from ecosystem organizations delivering support to 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurs, with particular consideration for projects supporting under-served 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurs and/or projects in regions with limited support for 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurs.

capacity-building initiatives

Organizations are encouraged to develop their internal capabilities, enabling them to better serve 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurs.

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If you have any questions, please reach out to our Regional Grant Managers:

Western & Northern Canada (Yukon, Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan)
Stanley Walter (he/him)
(416) 761-5151  ext. 107

Central & Northern Canada (Nunavut, Manitoba, and Ontario) and national organizations
Janelle Salisbury (she/her)
(416) 761-5151  ext. 125

Québec and Atlantic Canada (Québec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia) and French organizations
Mélika Fontaine (she/her)
(416) 761-5151  ext. 103

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For media inquiries, please contact:
Julie-Léonora Kesch (she/her)
(416) 761-5151  ext. 127